Thursday, October 18, 2012

An observation worth noting

Do you realize there are innumerable differences in cultures that are often pointed out by stand up comedians that lead to stereotyping and even worse - generalization! Chinese with their kung fu, Indians with their hairy bodies and curry aroma, Aussies with their sea gullish accent, Brits with their ability to make anything sound prestigious and intelligent and so on...

However, there is one thing, perhaps the only observation that remains the same every where.

This morning I saw a mom balancing herself on a thin road divider midst heavy traffic with the smallest size umbrella that she could afford under the pouring rains holding on to her daughter and leaning the umbrella to prevent her daughter from being drenched.

I am talking about Motherhood - that seldom noticed, overtly acknowledged but hardly realized and not truly understood factor that is the pedestal of purity, the symbolism, the metaphor and synonym for true love and affection.

No matter to what part of this wide World you go to Moms are the same - the one whom you cry for when you need love, sympathy, support, just pure and simple attention. Mom is she who will be her child's biggest fan, a warm and kind critique, a true lover, and every kids' list of people who can do anything for them starts and ends at their Moms'.

Moms are those whose satisfaction is not quenched just because they are good at work. Moms constantly try to be the best Mom ever by judging themselves, critiquing themselves only because they want their kids to get the best in care and comfort.

All they need in return is a smile in their kids faces, a hug, a kiss and a cost-free gift that says - I love you Mom.

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Monday, October 8, 2012


There is so much violence around. Every body are in this race to reach power and looking for opportunities to show off their "hold" in the society. I feel that we are constantly trying to be better than the next person. The only time one should be looking at his/her neighbor is to make sure they h ave enough. Sadly though, nowadays, we sneak a peak into our neighbours yard in jealousy OR in pride. It is sad and it is not that we have come to this. This has been happening since generations.

What we ought to be is more humane - more succumb to emotions, rational whilst making decisions. And, that makes me ponder about this whole rational versus emotional dilemma. Aren't these two factors interconnected? Yes, sure, by definition they may mean two different things. But, don't you think to survive in this World existence of these two factors are needed and the interdependence of these factors are inevitable. I tend to call myself rational simply because I have made a decision in my mind, gone past the emotional rollercoaster ride and ready to execute my decision.

It also might depend on the subject over which a decision needs to be made. If I need to choose between potato wedges and fries my decision is undoubtedly going to be rational. I could be declared unstable and mentally unhealthy if I was emotional about it. On the other hand, if I were to make a decision about an emotional touchpoint in my life, there is no way I could simply jump to a rational decision. If I did, wouldn't it be considered "a heartless one" and "emotionaless one" and so on?

All these ongoing events in my life are making me stronger. I can feel the strength growing in me. It is so true that when you stay true to your Covenants and continue to strive to do the right thing you feel like you are in a better place already. It is great! And, isn't that very feeling of accomplishment of haven kept the Covenants and the rewards that follow a blessing?

I want to dedicate my life to serve humanity. That does not mean I need to become a Social Worker. I can do this in my own field. An Accountant can make sure she does the best in her field and not toy with numbers so that the company she is working in excel and become better than they were by catcholding their losses and tightening the noose on expenses. An Advertising Consultant can make sure he abides by his ethics as he invites concepts that are ethical from his mind to his mouth and to the World.

We can all do good. We don't need to compare ourselves with a firefighter. Have you noticed that when a firefighter who has saved many lives interviewed and appreciated, he says, "I was just doing my job".

Isn't living this life righteously just the same AKA living my life in a righteous manner is my job. Breaching from it by continuing to commit blunders and errors is like that arrogant student who does not want to pay attention in school but is still in class because he is forced to be there.

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